The renewable energy markets’ dynamic expansion in the American Southwest demands an engineering consultant who can bring expert regional knowledge coupled with a diverse offering of professional services to the table to simplify the client’s technical work management and swiftly gain local government project acceptance. With more than 25-years of professional service, Souder, Miller, and Associates (SMA) understands this crucial axiom and strives to bring professional services to our clients, which safeguards the longevity of their projects. From preliminary environmental assessments (biological, archeological, NEPA, and Phase I ESAs), special use permitting and rezoning, to flood risk determination, SMA has your needs covered when investigating potential site issues.
SMA Surveying Services provide high quality GPS and conventional boundary, corridor and topographic surveys as well as aerial photogrammetry for large land tracts to validate land entitlements and provide an accurate basis for design. SMA can also use this data to develop GIS-based analysis of project sites with respect to land usability, geotechnical conditions and environmental hazards.
SMA Engineering Services provide accurate and balanced site hydrologic assessments sensitive to the unique nature of large energy gathering facilities. Coupled with detailed grading plans, which minimize earthwork through shallow slice analysis until balance is achieved, import/export is virtually eliminated improving the cost efficiency of project construction, minimizing disturbed areas and maximizing the available development footprint. Infrastructure needs, such as water, wastewater management and access are addressed by engineers with local knowledge of the regulatory hurdles.
Simultaneous with design, SMA Environmental Services handles permitting issues with state and federal agencies for groundwater and surface water management and discharge, localized water source development, air quality, fuel storage and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plans.
SMA Structural Services provide frame analysis and design for solar array supports, deep foundation designs for tall mast systems and shallow foundation and building structural design for support facilities.
SMA CAD Services address the design needs for each project with extensive libraries of details and fully supported AutoCAD Civil3D design platforms. Coupled with an experienced depth of staff, this yields time efficient designs with outstanding accuracies.
SMA Office locations and staff have professional licensing allowing services to reach beyond our offices in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and Utah, into California, Wyoming and other western states, providing a continuity of product design throughout the region.
Contact a SMA office today to energize your project.